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As We Are

(The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #5)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  605 ratings  ·  176 reviews
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa comes a single-dad sports romance where the only thing more heartfelt than the small town is the love story.

I never wanted to go back to Baker’s Creek.

But when it rains, it pours. I lost my job, lost the guy, and lost the house. The perfect trifecta of ruin.

Ten years after I said I can make it on my own, I have no choice bu
Published June 1st 2021
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
As We Are is book five in The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series by Claudia Burgoa. This is Mills’s book. He finally gets his turn to find his own happy ever after.

Mills Aldridge is thirty four years old and is a single dad to his adorable little boy, Arden. This little boy has not only stolen all of the Aldridge family’s hearts, but he stole mine too. He started out being the only child in the household. But now there are two other babies and two more on the way. They need a nanny!

⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
A delightful Hockey Single-dad “Friends/Nanny-to-Lovers” Small-Town Billionaire Romance with Healing, Late night talks, Amusing Aldridges, Cute babies, Low Angst, Q/A, Being Family, Love & HEA.
Mills & his son Arden deserve all the love & Hadley's perfect for them❤. I loved seeing them together. I've been waiting for Mills' book & it was fun! Shorter than the previous ones, but still so worth it! I just want more of this family #SorryNotSorry, Can't believe there's only one brother-Vance's book l
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
5 heart eye emojis and all the stars for the 5th book in The Bakers Creek Billionaire Brothers series!

Mills and Arden a father, son duo who come as a packaged deal are trying to get adjusted to the chaos of Aldridge life. As the family continues to grow they know they need someone to help and Hadley seems to fit that role, but what Mills doesn’t expect is for her to fill the void he has felt for years! Problem is Hadley doesn’t plan to stay in Bakers Creek forever and Mills can’t risk Arden bec
Yolanda McGee~Veronica's Reading Vault
Each time I read an Aldridge brother's book, I fall deeper in love with them. As We Are (Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers #5) is no exception and I'm head over heels in love with Mills. What's not to love about a sexy hockey player who's charming, swoon worthy and on top of that, he gives total Charlie Hunnam vibes and I'm 100% all for this. He's also a single dad to the most adorable little boy named Arden who has the famous Aldridge green eyes and has completely stolen my heart.

Hadley never
My Own Bookshelves
What was not to love about this addition to the Baker's Creek series?
Claudia Burgoa made my reader's heart happy by delivering a fun, flirty, low angst love story to enjoy.

What I loved:
- More Aldridge Brothers
- Funny, touching moments
- A story to enjoy

What to consider:
- Part of a series. I waver if this is an entry point. I vote no. Best consumed in order.
- The angst is turned WAY down (thank god) compared to Book 4. If you are an angsty, heart-stomping lover, this won't be it. (I swear she wr
Claudia Burgoa continues with her billionaire romance series. As We Are was a lighthearted read that is sure to make fans of the series smile

Single dad Mills Aldridge is a professional hockey player whose injured knee and family obligations has forced him to move temporarily to Baker’s Creek. But fulfilling his deceased father’s stipulations will require the help of the lovely baker’s daughter.

Hadley Heywood’s life is in the dumps. She’s out of a job, has ex-boyfriend cheated on her and her par
Erin Lewis
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As We Are (The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #5) by Claudia Burgoa
As We Are is the fifth book in the series and was an entertaining read. From the first chapter to the last I was invested in Mills Aldridge and Hadley Heywood’s story. I love single parent stories and Mill’s little boy Arden is adorable.
Being forced to return to home Mills is not a happy man. When he hires Hadley to help with his son he has no idea that that decision will chance heir lives forever. The characters were enter
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4* Sexy Hockey Stars

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers is my favourite series of Claudia’s. I get excited when I can catch up with the gorgeous alpha male Aldridges!

We have been introduced to the sexy former hockey player Mills and his adorable son Arden in the previous books and this is his story of finding love when you least expect it.

When Mills meets Hadley in the park there is an instant connection between them. The connection between Arden and Hadley is also instantaneous. Hadley ha
Bibliophile  Chloe
May 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am falling in love with this family, each brother's story just makes me fall harder.

This is Mills and Hadley's story. This is a fast paced story that made me beg for more when it was over! I enjoyed the humor, the heat and the heart of this story and I am sure you are going to love it too!

I so love how this family, even in its dysfunctionality, embraces each new member with a whole heartedness that makes me just swoon. I love the family dynamics, and how each story it evolves more and more. 

Nadine Bookaholic
This story was a great addition to the series, I am so happy that Mills and Arden have someone to call their own now.

Mills is a hockey player and after suffering an injury is contemplating his next move but he has some time to figure things out since he along with his brothers have to be in Bakers Creek for eighteen months due to his fathers Will stipulations. Mills has a little boy named Arden who is the sweetest little guy and stole the page every time he was on it.

Hadley worked as the social
Erin Lewis
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As We Are (The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #5) by Claudia Burgoa

As We Are is the fifth book in the series and was an entertaining read. From the first chapter to the last I was invested in Mills Aldridge and Hadley Heywood’s story. I love single parent stories and Mill’s little boy Arden is adorable.
Being forced to return to home Mills is not a happy man. When he hires Hadley to help with his son he has no idea that that decision will chance heir lives forever. The character
Three Chicks
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Review by Jen skewes

This is not the first book that I have read but this author but it is the first of this series. I wasn't completely lost, having not read the first 4 books, but it took me a little bit to figure out the siblings and their significant others. I was able to follow along and I absolutely adored this book and the characters.
Mills is a professional hockey player who injured his knee. After the death of his father and finding out that he and his brothers all must live tog
Michele McMullen
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Welcome back to Baker's Creek my friends. I can't believe we are already on book 5 of this series. I love these Aldridge men and the women that steal their hearts. I am ready to watch Mills find his forever.
Mills Aldridge is 34, a single dad to the most lovable little boy and was recently brought back to Baker's Creek by his father's will and wishes. He was a professional hockey player until a knee injury pushed him into an early retirement. He isn't sure what the future holds for him but he kn
Trish- Late Knight Luna Reads
What a heartfelt and sweet addition to the Baker’s Creek Billionaires series. This series has evolved into a wonderful series that I see myself rereading when it’s complete.

Mills and Hadley are wonderful together. Their romance is low angst with a delightful slow burn. Normally I want a quick burn but this was the perfect pace for the two of them. Hadley was so relatable to me on a personal basis. In limbo in her life, back in the hometown where she didn’t have the best memories. Mills and Hadl
Jun 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Note: This is the fifth book in the series. These are all standalones, however there will be a bit of interconnection with other characters coming into other stories as well. So do read in order to not miss out.

It was so good coming back to Baker's Creek and meeting all my boys and their loves again. Although something tragic does happen in this one, still it was nice to reminise about good times again.

Mills and Hadley had all the chemistr
I was a bit underwhelmed with Mills and Hadley’s story. I couldn’t become as engaged with the characters as I wanted to or have with the past stories in this series.

But As We Are did give us a few more glimpses into William Aldridge’s past. I now need answers! What drove William to abandon Baker’s Creek when he was a young man? Who was William’s big love when he was a young man? What is his reason to bring all his sons together and force them to live together? I’m looking forward to Vance’s sto
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Hadley's back in town thanks to a jerk of an ex causing her to lose her job, and her father needing care. So she'll come home, help her parents with their bakery, help nurse her dad back to health, then get the hell out. Then she meets Mills' adorable son, Arden, and becomes friends with Mills. Now they can help each other - she becomes the Aldridge nanny, she makes money to help start her business, and life goes on. Except they didn't count on
Angela's Book Addiction
As We Are (Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #5) by Claudia Burgoa is a contemporary, small-town romance and family saga told in first person dual POV. The story follows the relationship between single parent and famous pro hockey player Mills Aldridge and the family’s new nanny, Hadley Heywood.

This was a cute story. I really liked Mills, Hadley, and little Arden. Under different circumstances, I would have enjoyed the story more and would have given it a higher rating. So why didn’t I? Because
Caroline F
Loved this story!

”I kiss her slowly, but possessively. Seduced by the possibilities I not only open my mouth as I deepen the kiss, but maybe my soul and probably my heart.”

Mills Aldridge is a hockey player and recovering from an injury. He's stuck in Baker's Creek while he weighs up his future options. His number one consideration is his little boy, Arden. The Aldridge clan is growing and they are in need of a nanny - although, one of the rules of their stay in Baker's Creek is that the family c
Nagma (Take A Look At My Bookshelf)
As We Are by Claudia Burgoa is book five in The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series. Mills Aldridge is a thirty-four-year-old, single dad of Arden. Mills was a professional hockey player before he injured his knee and was forced to live in Baker’s Creek to fulfill the requirements of his father’s will along with his siblings. Mills needs a nanny for Arden. Enter Hadley Heywood, twenty-nine-year-old former resident of Baker’s Creek. Hadley is back in Baker’s Creek to help her parents with t ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
4.50 Stars

When I started I was a bit confused but soon got hooked into the story 😊

Mills Aldridge is a 34year old single dad to the cutest little boy ever and he recently moved back to Baker’s Creek because of his father’s will. Mills was also a professional hockey player until he had a knee injury and now he is retired from hockey. Now he doesn’t know exactly what’s going to happen next for him, at least his surrounded by his brothers to help him out with raising his son and spending time with h
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
William Aldridge was not a nice man. He was an absent father, and when he wasn’t absent, he was terrible to his sons. After his death, these brothers who barely know each other are bound by the terms of William's will and have to live in the small town of Baker's Creek for eighteen months.

But here's the thing about William. The more I get to know him from his letters to his sons and their significant others, and from the history the brothers are able to dig up, the more I realize there's a lot
MJ Symmonds
When I say I'm a fan of this author that's a major understatement.  I look forward to her books like a cool glass of water to quench my thirst.  I was so excited to go back to Baker’s Creek. I was highly anticipating Mills finding someone to fall in love with him and his sweet boy Arden.

Unfortunately, As We Are felt very disconnected for me. It didn't give me the same feelings as the rest of the series. There were a few times when I seriously wondered if maybe someone else wrote it. It felt ver
Closet Romance Reader
I adore these brothers! I love how they all have their own personalities and quirks! Each book brings out another layer of what makes them tick and brings us a little closer to unraveling the mystery. As We Are was the fifth book in Claudia’s Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series. It was sweet, sexy, and completely heartfelt!

Hadley’s life was not going the way she had imagined. After loosing her boyfriend and her job in the same day, she was forced to move home. Even though her Mom ended up
Jul 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hea, steamy
Heartwarming, sweet, steamy deliciousness!

Mills and Hadley fill the spaces in each other. Their romance is comforting. They aren't the drama of the rest of his brothers.

Hadley just fits right in. From the first meeting with Mills and his adorable son, Arden, who saw her as mama from the beginning as if he knew what his daddy didn't yet.

I loved this one. It left me with a warm glow of happiness inside. Mills is definitely the low drama brother. He has a dash of drama when his Aldridge tendency t
Becky Baldridge
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As We Are turned out to be exactly what I needed when I needed it. I've been waiting for Mills since the beginning of this series, and boy, does he ever deliver. The romance is everything I expect, and Claudia Burgoa kept the angst level relatively low for this one, at least in comparison to the last book in the series. So, we get a sexy romance complete with a single dad to save the day for a down on her luck woman. Pretty hard not to swoon a bit just at the sexy single dad part. The book is we ...more
Anita Mary Medeiros
Rating 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stars
As We Are by Claudia Burgoa is book 5 of the Baker's Creek Billionaires ( The Aldridge Brothers)
OMG.....I loved this book so much 😍🙌. This series is getting better with each book, and I am so not ready to say goodbye 😥.
This has been one of my favorite series of the past couple years. I highly recommended!! There's a little bit for everyone in it.
Mills and little Arden will still your heart and in comes Hadley. She is hired to help with childcare, but things heat up in-betwee
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As We Are by C. Burgoa is book five in The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series. For best reading experience I recommend to read the books in order.
The six Aldrige brothers are settled in Bakers Creek, are already through a lot of drama and action, some of them found their hea.
Now it's Mills' and Hadley's turn.
Mills is the single dad, former hockey player brother who's riddled by doubts.
Hadley is a some director who's fresh out of a relationship and had to move back to Bakers Creek. And let
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series, it's a must read and this one doesn't disappoint! 5 stars for this one!

Here we get Mills story, he's recuperating from an injury, so he's out of hockey for now. It's a tough decision for him, should he try to return to it, or retire. When he meets Hadley, because his son runs to her in a park, he can't deny the feelings he has for her. The park becomes the setting for them getting to know each other, and she also falls in love with his son Arden.

Hadley is back in Baker's Creek
Jun 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been waiting for Mills' book and as soon as this hit my e-reader I immediately dove in; while I liked the overall story, there were a few aspects that left me feeling a bit "meh", but not enough to detract from my overall enjoyment. I liked that while being a professional athlete, Mills isn't the typical d-bag he could have been portrayed as, instead he has a nerdy streak that was a bit unexpected and left me with the warm fuzzies lol. Of course, being a Claudia Burgoa story, there's going ...more
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Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she's the ruler of the house. She's only partially right.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitti

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